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Building a solid security program takes time. Every organization is different. It's very important to assess your technology, and consider both internal and external threats. An assessment will reveal vulnerabilities. The remediation process will help you take full advantage of your existing security assets and point you at any gaps that need filling. Even once your defenses are in… Read more

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Mike Saurbaugh, Manager of Information Security at Corning Credit Union and Kevin Johnson, CEO of Secure Ideas presented "Security by Collaboration: Rethinking Red Teams versus Blue Teams” at CUISPA 2015. Mike represented the Blue Team side, as the internal guy who works with Kevin, as a hired-gun third party Red Team. Red Team focuses on adversarial probing of security at… Read more

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You’ve probably educated your users to not click on risky email attachments but what about Word files, spreadsheets or even PDFs? We send those all the time to our coworkers so how do we know what is legit and what isn’t? (Remember – one of the most visible breaches of our time (RSA 2011) started with a… Read more

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Tags: threat intelligence, vulnerability scanning, usm, breach

Over the last several years, we have seen that attackers are innovating much faster than defenders are. This trend is steering many companies to look towards cyber threat intelligence (CTI) to help them navigate today’s threatening landscape. SANS conducted a survey this year to explore who is using cyber threat intelligence and how they are using it. The… Read more

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We’ve seen several cyber attacks occur over the course of 2014 – from Home Depot to Target and most recently Sony. The one thing I think most of us in the industry can agree on is that we don’t want to be the next company in headlines marked by a breach. As the information security administrator of… Read more

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